HAIR FOLLICLE DRUG TESTING
RECENT FATAL ACCIDENTS HAVE SHOWN THAT CURRENT US DOT TESTING METHODS ARE NOT ENOUGH TO DETER AND DETECT HABITUAL DRUG USERS. FOR THIS REASON, COMPANIES ARE NOW ADDING TO THEIR REGULAR US DOT URINE TESTING REGIME, THE HAIR FOLLICLE OPTION WHICH OFFERS A 90 DAY WINDOW OF DETECTION INSTEAD OF THE STANDARD 5 DAYS
The practice of defeating and falsifying urine tests is widespread and it has prompted carriers to protect their legal liability by performing alternative compliance including driver health and wellness programs, fatigue management programs and a drug testing program that goes beyond what is required by the US DOT.
Available as a much more stringent test to know about a person's illegal drug consumption, we recommend a hair follicle drug test. Urine based drug testing only detects illegal drug usage within days of consumption. For example cocaine can only be detectable within 2-4 days of consumption and Marijuana within 2-5 days. Current urine drug testing is limited and can only detect short term or recent use. Hair exams in comparison to urine tests can detect illegal drug consumption in the three previous months. This is why hair follicle drug testing is the most effective supplement to your pre-employment, reasonable suspicion, follow-up, return to duty and random drug testing program.